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Whats The Motive? - Halloween Party at 229 THE VENUE

Whats The Motive? - Halloween Party

  • 229 THE VENUE London
  • Friday 2nd November
  • London's Spookiest and most anticipated halloween party
    U.K. Subs + The Defect + Desperate Measures  at 229 THE VENUE

    U.K. Subs + The Defect + Desperate Measures

    • 229 THE VENUE London
    • Saturday 10th November
    • AGMP Presnts U.K. Subs
      Jon Gomm's Guitarnival at 229 THE VENUE

      Jon Gomm's Guitarnival

      • 229 THE VENUE London
      • Thursday 15th November
      • The critically lauded and internationally famous percussive guitarist Jon Gomm supporting emerging talent
        Dr Feelgood at 229 THE VENUE

        Dr Feelgood

        • 229 THE VENUE London
        • Friday 16th November
        • AGMP presents British pub rock/rhythm and blues band Dr Feelgood live at 229, London plus support
          The Blow Monkeys at 229 THE VENUE

          The Blow Monkeys

          • 229 THE VENUE London
          • Saturday 8th December
          • The Blow Monkeys announce a headline Central London concert celebrating their highly acclaimed new single 'Crying for the Moon' and accompanying album 'The Wild
            Janet Kay & Carroll Thompson at 229 THE VENUE

            Janet Kay & Carroll Thompson

            • 229 THE VENUE London
            • Friday 14th December
            • AGMP presents the Queen's of Lovers Rock as they announce their annual London Christmas concert at 229, London.
              Bad Manners at 229 THE VENUE

              Bad Manners

              • 229 THE VENUE London
              • Saturday 22nd December
              • AGMP presents BAD MANNERS + support from MAX SPLODGE (Splodgenessabounds) performing at 229 The Venue, London.
                Jah Wobble & The Invaders of the Heart at 229 THE VENUE

                Jah Wobble & The Invaders of the Heart

                • 229 THE VENUE London
                • Friday 25th January 2019
                • AGMP presents prolific bassist, singer, poet and composer Jah Wobble with his band The Invaders of the Heart
                  Kenny Jones & The Jones Gang at 229 THE VENUE

                  Kenny Jones & The Jones Gang

                  • 229 THE VENUE London
                  • Friday 1st February 2019
                  • AGMP presents From The Small Faces, Faces And The Who - Kenney Jones & The Jones Gang + Special Guests, London 2019.
                    The Style Councillors at 229 THE VENUE

                    The Style Councillors

                    • 229 THE VENUE London
                    • Friday 22nd March 2019
                    • The Style Councillors will perform the Singles of The Style Council to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their 1989 Greatest Hits Album.

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                      Review of Andy McKee

                      Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

                      Stage was a little too high for comfort for front seaters.

                      The seats were a little crammed and there were no tables to place the ordered beer.

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                      Would you recommended: Yes

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                      Overall rating: 4 Verified review

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                      Overall rating: 5 Verified review

                      This was an amazing gig - the band were loving every minute playing to an audience of devotees. Second Skin was awesome!

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                      Would you recommended: Yes

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                      229 THE VENUE venue information

                      229 is a multi-purpose entertainments venue which first opened its doors in 1965 as part of International Students House (ISH). The Charity opened essentially as an accommodation centre supporting British and overseas students whilst they studied at different Universities in London. Since then the venue has played host to, many gigs, awards ceremonies, club nights, weekend festivals and music related events. All profit is ploughed back into the Charity and helps funds our Scholarship programmes for students from less advantaged countries.

                      In April 2007 after a major refurbishment and a technical overhaul, 229 was launched as a dedicated live music and entertainments venue and in its early days, hosted the likes of The Beta Band, The Sneaker Pimps, Razorlight, Biffy Clyro, The Twang, The Noisettes, The Duke Spirit and The Mystery Jets.

                      In 2008, Island Records showcased Florence and the Machine in the smaller Venue 2 and a year later she won her first Brit Award. Likewise in 2010, we hosted Tinie Tempah, in what was a special gig for his label, friends and family and that night he went to number one in the download charts, with ‘Pass Out’. A year later he also won a Brit!

                      Since those early years some of the other artists who have played at 229 to date include: Example, Friendly Fires, Foals, Gnarls Barkley, The Magic Numbers, Primal Scream, Keane, Steve Cropper, The Correspondents, Ill Nino and Steel Panther.

                      More recently, Chrissie Hynde, Labrinth, Newton Faulkner, Seasick Steve and James Arthur have all performed in the smaller Venue 2 space (150 capacity). Kings of Leon launched their 2016 album, ‘Walls’ and Paul Weller warmed up for his World Tour in 2017. Both events took place in our main Venue 1, 620 capacity room.

                      In 2013 we hosted two celebratory events in honor of Nigerian singer/political figure Fela Kuti. This fantastic Afro Beats event also featured guest artists including legendary drummers, Tony Allen and Ginger Baker, plus Shingai Shoniwa of the Noisettes.

                      229 is becoming well respected for its cultural diversity in hosting acts from all over the world and we have continued to develop working relationships with promoters from all over Europe and beyond. In particular we host regular nights promoting the top artists from Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
                      We also hosted some acts from further afield including; Bamboo, a legend from the Philippines, Josh from Pakistan and also Egyptian band, Cairokee.

                      In 2016 we Lebanese band Mashrou Leila, played their first ever London show, plus Iranian artist Shahin Najafi, also performed in the UK for the first time.

                      As well as working with many leading independent and national promoters, 229 runs its own promotions and supports grassroots music striving to give young and up and coming artists and bands a platform to perform and promote their music.

                      229 runs with D&B PA across all venues and we have invested significantly in lighting and production over recent years, including newly renovated back stage dressing rooms, green room and production facilities.

                      229 is available for hire and its multi-faceted layout and extensive technical capabilities means it is capable of handling a wide range of events including: live music gigs, club nights, private corporate events, live comedy nights, fashion shows, filming & photo shoots, gala dinners and radio shows plus much more.

                      Both V1 & V2 can run independently or together as one, and with good production facilities and a friendly, hard working team of staff, we can provide end-to-end delivery of a wide range of events and comprehensive event management.

                      Our location in Central London, excellent sound and production facilities make 229 one of the leading small – medium sized venues in the UK.

                      Venue contact details and info

                      Name: 229 THE VENUE

                      Phone: 020 7631 8379

                      Venue short url: https://www.skiddle.com/venues/37060/

                      Music Policy: Live music

                      Dress code: Smart Casual

                      Opening hours: Dependent on show, times usually released on the day

                      Food served: No

                      Parking: On street parking

                      Address: 229 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 5PN

                      Website: http://www.229thevenue.com

                      Capacity: 760

                      Type of venue: Nightclub

                      Clientele: Music fans

                      Drinks served: Yes

                      Disabled facilities: Yes

                      Nearest Bus Stop: Euston Road or Great Portland Street

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